Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Ajmal Picks Up Two Wickets In Second Comeback Appearance

Ajmal Picks Up Two Wickets In Second Comeback Appearance

Saeed Ajmal played his second match in 24 hours and picked up two wickets to help Pakistan 'A' to victory over Kenya in Lahore.

The spinner came on second change and returned figures of 2-25 from 6.1 overs as Kenya were bowled out for 61 as Pakistan won by 108 runs.

It followed on from his figures of 1-23 in six overs against the same opposition yesterday.

The 37-year-old, who picked up 63 LV = County Championship wickets for Worcestershire last season, was banned from international cricket after his action was reported during the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test in Galle in August.

Ajmal has to pass an ICC biomechanics test to be allowed to play in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February.

He said yesterday that he felt "comfortable" with his new action.

Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes has confirmed he wants to re-sign Ajmal for the 2015 campaign if his action is deemed legal by the ICC and has constantly shown his support for the player.

He spoke with Ajmal during his recent spell in England when he undertook two unofficial biomechanic tests at Loughborough and worked on his action with former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq.

Ajmal also scored 16 batting at number seven as Pakistan 'A' were dismissed today for 169 in 44.2 overs.